Spring is definitely here, along with hay fever. My week of Monday 19 to Sunday 25 September 2022 saw me create a podcast which immediately became out of date, make friends with a kookaburra, and sneeze a lot.Continue reading “Weekly Wrap 643: Making friends with a slicked-back kookaburra as spring destroys my sinuses”
- ACSC Threat Report: The real messages, ZDNet Australia, 13 October 2016.
- My pathetic joke tweet about Samsung was included in a News Corporation story that they used globally, including in The Sun.
Podcasts, Corporate Largesse
None. But in the coming week…
The Week Ahead
Monday and Tuesday are about planning, research, and errands. Monday’s errand is to Parramatta, Tuesday’s to Hornsby. There’s a slight chance I’ll get that episode of The 9pm Edict podcast recorded, but don’t hold your breath.
And then it’s all the cybers…
On Wednesday and Thursday I’m covering the AISA National Conference in Sydney. On Friday it’s a medical appointment before flying to Melbourne. Then on Saturday and Sunday I’m covering the Ruxcon Security Conference, where I’m also on the closing panel.
I’ll be in Melbourne through to 30 October. One important event is on the evening of Wednesday 29 October, when I’m MCing a panel for La Trobe University, Big Data and Cybersecurity: Are We Ready?.
And the rest? I’ve created a new calendar page, Stilgherrian in Public, updated automatically from the calendar on my laptop.
[Photo: Sydney Harbour Bridge and its southern approaches , photographed on 30 October 2012.]
Indeed, there was a considerable amount of snuffling as strong winds blew dust and pollen into a frenzy of hay fever.
Articles, Podcasts, Media Appearances, Corporate Largesse
None. It’s the calm before the storm.
The Week Ahead
On Monday, I’ll tidy up certain geek-for-hire work, finalise the logistics for my forthcoming Melbourne trip, post a progress report on that and the Pozible campaign, and go for a long walk as advised by my doctor.
On Tuesday, I’ll record and stream that episode of The 9pm Edict podcast that didn’t get produced last week. The livestream is scheduled for 2100 AEDT from the new permanent location stilgherrian.com/edict/live.
On Wednesday morning, I’m going to a media briefing by Nuix, followed by shopping and other errands.
Thursday sees some writing for ZDNet, as well as another medical appointment.
Friday will be another mix of geek-for-hire work, writing, and administrivia.
I have cancelled plans to record The 9pm Edict Public House Forum this Saturday 15 October. I’ll be concentrating on the coming weeks instead.
The following weeks will be crazy busy. Rather than manually updating this list, however, I’ve created a new calendar page, Stilgherrian in Public.
That said, I’ll be in Melbourne from 21 to 30 October.
[Photo: Attack of the Killer Ibis, photographed on 30 September 2016. This man decided to share some of his lunch with an ibis. But there is never just one ibis.]
Monday 29 October to Sunday 4 November 2012 was a busy week, made slightly less busy by the need to recover from the throat infection identified last week and then, because I was run down, fatigue that was probably a mix of a cold and hay fever.
Hence the photograph of the wattle I’ve posted here. It is to blame.
Dear Plant Kingdom, if I spread my genetic material all over you the way you do over me, I’d be arrested! Please behave yourself.
[Update 1545 AEDT: I am reliably informed that the hay fever is unlikely to be caused by wattle pollen.]
- Patch Monday episode 161, “Cybergeddon now? Industrial control systems targeted”. A conversation with industrial control system (ICS) security specialists James Arlen (@myrcurial) and Dave Lewis (@gattaca), who blog and podcast at liquidmatrix.org.
- Keeping ‘Cybergeddon’ at bay, Technology Spectator, 31 October 2012.
- Google defames us all, but should we sue?, Crikey, 1 November 2012.
- Cyber crime wave: tsunami or ripple?, CSO Online, 2 November 2012.
- On Thursday afternoon I spoke about the Google defamation decision with Richard Glover on ABC 702 Sydney.
- On Friday morning I spoke about data mining with Gerard Callinan on ABC Gippsland.
- On Friday the new Balls Radio podcast was posted, wherein I spoke about the Google defamation decision.
Also, the Sydney Opera House has posted the video of my Festival of Dangerous Ideas panel, I Share Therefore I Am. I’ll write more about that in due course.
- On Monday evening I had a few beers with Michael McKinnon from AVG Australia and New Zealand, which they paid for.
- On Tuesday morning I attended the breakfast launch of Windows Phone 8 at the Blue Bar,level 36 of the Shangri-La Hotel, overlooking Sydney Harbour. Microsoft paid for that, obviously.
The Week Ahead
Next week is pretty much all about Singapore. On Monday I’ll head down to Sydney and get some writing out of the way. Then on Tuesday it’s Singapore Airlines flight SQ212 departing Sydney at 0905 AEDT and arriving in Singapore mid-afternoon local time.
Wednesday is Verizon Business’ APAC Media Day, a five-hour meeting followed by cocktails. On Thursday I’m visiting the hospitality tent at the Barclays Singapore Open golf tournament as Verizon’s guest. Friday through Sunday has yet to be finalised, but there’ll be at least two articles to write and a podcast to produce.
Oh, and a social life.
My flight back to Sydney SQ231 leaves Singapore at 45 minutes past midnight Sunday night — so technically that’s Monday morning.
[Photo: Wattle near Railway Parade, near Wentworth Falls, one of the causes of my hay fever this week.]